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Re: make undo operate as in (no flames please) vim

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: make undo operate as in (no flames please) vim
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 20:59:15 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Samuel Wales <address@hidden> writes:

> IMO (this whole post is IMO) the single most confusing aspect of emacs
> in practice for old and new users alike -- although some people are
> amazingly not at all confused by it -- is undo.
> More generally, many commands have no good provision for overshooting.
>  This applies to mark cycling, global mark cycling, and many other
> things.  Most of them provide a ring instead of forward and backward
> commands.  But undo provides a mechanism that is simple in principle
> but impossible (for probably the vast majority of users) in practice.
> And that's the "just undo the undo" problem.

Have you tried using undo-only instead of undo?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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